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Craftsman 35182 - 18 in. 40 CC 2 Cycle Gas Chain Saw Operator's Manual

2.4 2-cycle gasoline chain saw.
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2.4 2-Cycle
Model No.
- 18 in. Bar
• Assembly
Parts List
p. 27
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating
before first use of this product.
For answers
to your questions
about this product:
Call 7 am-7
pm, Mon-Sat;
Sun, 10 am-7
(Hours listed are Central Time)
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179 U.S.A.
Rev. 2


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   Summary of Contents for Craftsman 35182 - 18 in. 40 CC 2 Cycle Gas Chain Saw

  • Page 1

    • Assembly • Operation • Maintenance • Parts List • Espa_ol, p. 27 CRAFTSMAN' WARNING: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of this product. For answers to your questions about this product: Call 7 am-7 pm, Mon-Sat;...

  • Page 2

    (2) years from the date of pur- chase, return it to any Sears store, Sears Service Center, or other Craftsman outlet in the United States for free repair (or replacement if repair proves impossible).

  • Page 3

    _'_\ Kickback Path nents or the removal of safety devices may cause damage to the unit and possible injury to the operator or by- standers. Use only Craftsman acces- sories and replacement parts as rec- ommended. Never modify your saw.

  • Page 4

    • Keep saw chain sharp and properly ,_kWARNING: Avoid kickback tensioned. A loose or dull chain can which can result in serious injury. increase the chance of kickback. Fol- Kickback is the backward, upward or low manufacturer's chain sharpening and maintenance instructions.

  • Page 5

    • Position your l eft h and o nthe front Low-Kickback Chain handlebar soitisinastraight line Contoured Depth Gauge with your r ight hand o nthe rear ... Elongated Guard Link handle when m aking bucking cuts. Never reverse right and lefthand force And allows wood to gradually positions forany type ofcutting.

  • Page 6

    SPARK ARRESTING SCREEN: Your This unit i snot e quipped with ananti- vibration system a nd isintended for saw isequipped with atemperature occasional use only. limiting muffler and spark a rresting SAFETY NOTICE: Exposure tovibra- screen which m eets therequirements ofCalifornia Codes 4442 a nd 4443.

  • Page 7: Operation

    KNOW YOUR CHAIN READ THIS operator's manual AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW. Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Chain Front Handle Adjustment Tool Front Hand Guard.

  • Page 8

    The we recommend you use Craftsman chain brake must be disengaged before chain saw bar oil. If Craftsman bar oil cutting with the saw. is not available, you may use a good grade SAE 30 oil until you are able to...

  • Page 9

    5. Push the choke/fast idle lever in to m_WARNING: Donot a ttempt to the HALF CHOKE position. throw ordrop-start the chain s aw. Doing sowill p ut t he operator atrisk of CHOKE/FAST IDLE LEVER serious injury due toloss ofcontrol of the chain s aw.

  • Page 10

    CHAIN B RAKE inches (35 cm) above a stump or other wooden surface. Release your grip on _EWARNING: Ifthe brake band is the front handle and use the weight of worn too thin it may break when the the saw to let the tip of the guide bar fall chain brake is triggered.

  • Page 11: Notch Cut/felling Tree

    TREE FELLING TECHNIQUES FELLING LARGE TREES (6 inches (15 cm) in diameter or larger) _IkWARNING: Check for broken or The notch method is used to fell large dead branches which can fall while cut- trees. A notch is cut on the side of the ting causing serious injury.

  • Page 12: Cutting Fallen Tree

    NOTE: Before felling cut is complete, Use a wedge to remove pinched use wedges to open the cut if necessary to control the direction of fall. To avoid kickback and chain damage, use wood or plastic wedges, but never steel or iron Turn saw OFF and use a plastic or wedges.

  • Page 13

    (Refer tothe illustrations below for • Watch out for springpoles. Springpoles your first a nd second cut) are small size limbs which can catch • Your first c utshould extend 1/3 o fthe the saw chain and whip toward you or diameter ofthe log.

  • Page 14

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES _/LWARNING: Disconnect the spark plug before performing maintenance except for carburetor adjustments. :_ After Fill in dates as you complete Before Every Every Yearly i Service 5 hrs. 25 hrs. Dates regular service Check for damaged/worn parts Check for loose fasteners/parts _"...

  • Page 15

    injury to the operator and/or damage the chain making it unusable. If the chain Guide jumps off the guide bar, inspect each drive link for damage. Damaged chain must be repaired or replaced. CHECK CHAIN SHARPNESS A sharp chain makes wood chips. A Chain Adjustment Bar Nuts / Tool...

  • Page 16

    LUBRICATION Cylinder Air Filter Cover Cover Bar Oil Fill Cap • See GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN OIL un- der the OPERATION section. INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND DECALS • After each use, inspect complete unit for loose or damaged parts. Clean the unit and decals using a damp cloth with a mild detergent.

  • Page 17: Replace Spark Plug/fuel Filter

    REPLACE SPARK PLUG The spark plug should be replaced each year to ensure the engine starts easier and runs better. Ignition timing is fixed and nonadjustable. 1. Loosen 3 screws on cylinder cover. Remove the cylinder cover. Pull off the spark plug boot. Remove spark plug from cylinder and discard.

  • Page 18

    around and repeat the process NOTE: The very top of the for the other side of the chain. depth gauge should be flat with the front half rounded off with a • File on the forward stroke only. use 2 or 3 strokes per cutting flat file.

  • Page 19

    9. Fit bottom of drive links between the teeth in the sprocket in the nose of the guide bar. 10. Fit chain drive links into bar groove. 11. Pull guide bar forward until chain is snug in guide bar groove. Ensure Tensioning Rack I1'11...

  • Page 20

    Run engine at cannot reach sparks or open flames least 3 minutes after adding stabilizer. from water heaters, electric motors or Craftsman 40:1,2-cycle engine oil (air switches, furnaces, etc. cooled) is blended with fuel stabilizer. • Store chain saw with all guards in...

  • Page 21

    TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE WARNING: Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before perform- ing all of the recommended remedies below except remedies that require operation of the unit. TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Engine will not 1. Move ON/STOP switch to ON. 1. ON/STOP switch in start or will run STOP position.

  • Page 22

    TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE - Continued TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY 1. Chain tension too 1. See "Check Chain Tension" in the Chain does not move when en- Maintenance Section. tight. gine is acceler- 2. Carburetor requires 2. Contact Sears Service (see back cover). ated.

  • Page 23

    YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS a Sears authorized repair center as OBLIGATIONS: The U.S. Environ- soon as a problem exists. Warranty re- mental Protection Agency/California pairs should be completed in a reason- Air Resources Board and Sears, Roe- able amount of time, not to exceed 30 buck and Co., U.S.A., are pleased to days.

  • Page 24

    HOW TO FILE A CLAIM: If you have ranty maintenance or repair on emis- any questions regarding your warranty sion related parts will be provided with- rights and responsibilities, you should out charge to the owner if the part is contact your nearest authorized ser- under warranty.

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